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PlantFiles: Lipstick Plant, Basketvine, Basket Vine
Aeschynanthus pulcher

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Family: Gesneriaceae (ges-ner-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Aeschynanthus (es-kee-NAN-thus) (Info)
Species: pulcher (PUL-ker) (Info)

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Vines and Climbers

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Monocromatico On Aug 18, 2003, Monocromatico from Rio de Janeiro
Brazil (Zone 11) wrote:

Not a great climber due to the soft stem, but is a great plant for hanging barkets. My grandfather has one hanging from 2,1 m high, and it needs a support to not reach the floor.

It has ovate, glossy leaves all along the stem. The flowers are tubular, with dark red calyx, bright red petals, and pale yellow inside the tube with some red spots. It won't tolerate frosts, and will do better in warmer places. Direct sun light should be avoided, and the plant must be on an organic, well drained, moist soil.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hawthorne, Florida
Lecanto, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Crowley, Texas
Dallas, Texas



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